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You won't regret it. I'm super interested in their squat bar too, but the price haha
I pre-ordered that. It's a quality bar.

ETA: I see you meant the transformer. That thing looks dope, but I've not gotten one yet myself.
 
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Eleiko is pricy, but it is damned good too if you feel like splurging.
ironically the one I tried was the eleiko (our local 24/7 gym is mostly eleiko bars and plates). You can feel the quality but for my garage gym even if I can afford it I’m not sure I’d do it 😂
 
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236.x on Tuesday after low carb, lower cal, 8-hour feeding window on Monday.

232.8 on Wednesday after another day of the same.

228.8 today. Fasted yesterday on lots of water, salt, black coffee, green tea, ephedrine.

Today is day 2 of fasting as above. Planning on one more day tomorrow as well.

ECT (ephedrine/coffee/tea) stack FTW
 
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236.x on Tuesday after low carb, lower cal, 8-hour feeding window on Monday.

232.8 on Wednesday after another day of the same.

228.8 today. Fasted yesterday on lots of water, salt, black coffee, green tea, ephedrine.

Today is day 2 of fasting as above. Planning on one more day tomorrow as well.

ECT (ephedrine/coffee/tea) stack FTW
8Ib in 2 days....nice!
 
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236.x on Tuesday after low carb, lower cal, 8-hour feeding window on Monday.

232.8 on Wednesday after another day of the same.

228.8 today. Fasted yesterday on lots of water, salt, black coffee, green tea, ephedrine.

Today is day 2 of fasting as above. Planning on one more day tomorrow as well.

ECT (ephedrine/coffee/tea) stack FTW
It’s going to be cool to see your weight once you wrap up the fast. Not to mention your observations on how you feel after the autophagy phase, cleaning all those cells up and what not.
 
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227.0 now this morning. Tried to add more sodium to yesterday’s water.

8Ib in 2 days....nice!
Shoot, I have dropped 15lbs in one day cutting weight for a meet. The scale is easy enough to manipulate if you know how to set it up - and are willing to suffer for a bit.

It’s going to be cool to see your weight once you wrap up the fast. Not to mention your observations on how you feel after the autophagy phase, cleaning all those cells up and what not.
I expect to rebound to 231-233 most likely. Goals were just to take advantage of the forced downtime to clean up the previous week’s dietary damage, reestablish discipline, & give the body a break (especially after having to deal with the little operation & the systemic disruption from antibiotics).
 
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2/20/21 - Bench 3s
BW 226.4 (ended 83-hour fast)

Jumping Jacks, Hurdle Duck Unders, Squat Stretch, Band Facepulls, Band Pressdown, Band Rows
x2 rounds

Bench
45,95x10
135,185x5
225,255x3
285x6
315x1
335x1 in phoenix
225 5x5

Inverted Rows
3x10
alt w/ Overheard Band Tricep Extensions
Monster Miniband 3x15/arm

Pullaparts
Monster Miniband 2x20
alt w/ Push-ups
25,20

Took a walk with the fam last night and everything feeling good & healed fully from surgery. 3-day fast ended this morning; got a couple solid salty meals in before training and lots of periWO carbs. Didn’t feel particularly strong but there’s really no reason I should have - everything does feel pretty rested up though.

Spent a lot of time thinking/reading about training the last couple days and settled on some 5/3/1 Forever stuff. Will be using 3/5/1 undulating waves with the traditional PR set at the end, optional Joker singles, and the First Set Last protocol where you do 5x5 with the first work set’s weight after for some supplemental volume. This for all of the big 4 for now, and I’ll continue with EOD/8-day microcycle training for now and see how I recover. Training maxes are especially conservative on squat and dead for now.
 
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2/20/21 - Bench 3s
BW 226.4 (ended 83-hour fast)

Jumping Jacks, Hurdle Duck Unders, Squat Stretch, Band Facepulls, Band Pressdown, Band Rows
x2 rounds

Bench
45,95x10
135,185x5
225,255x3
285x6
315x1
335x1 in phoenix
225 5x5

Inverted Rows
3x10
alt w/ Overheard Band Tricep Extensions
Monster Miniband 3x15/arm

Pullaparts
Monster Miniband 2x20
alt w/ Push-ups
25,20

Took a walk with the fam last night and everything feeling good & healed fully from surgery. 3-day fast ended this morning; got a couple solid salty meals in before training and lots of periWO carbs. Didn’t feel particularly strong but there’s really no reason I should have - everything does feel pretty rested up though.

Spent a lot of time thinking/reading about training the last couple days and settled on some 5/3/1 Forever stuff. Will be using 3/5/1 undulating waves with the traditional PR set at the end, optional Joker singles, and the First Set Last protocol where you do 5x5 with the first work set’s weight after for some supplemental volume. This for all of the big 4 for now, and I’ll continue with EOD/8-day microcycle training for now and see how I recover. Training maxes are especially conservative on squat and dead for now.
Bro I was just going through all my templates and decided after a deload to do more volume and was looking into FSL, kinda wild to read this. Interested to see how you like it.
 
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Strong benching !!
 
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Bro I was just going through all my templates and decided after a deload to do more volume and was looking into FSL, kinda wild to read this. Interested to see how you like it.
So I have only read (and reread) the OG 5/3/1. Never beyond. But reading the most recent 5/3/1 Forever, it reinforced a ton of things I thought/suspected regarding the original. Things like not going to true failure even on AMRAPs, and that training max shouldn’t even remotely be correlated to a safe every day max - it’s literally just a number you decide on so when you plug it into the 5/3/1 percentage scheme you end up with loads that allow you to effectively TRAIN. And the stronger and more advanced you are, the lower percentage you need to work with to get better, both because you will be dealing with greater loads that will be required to recover from and because the difference between competitive max is so much greater than day to day abilities. And not all lifts will need to be programmed at the same % training max either. He also has emphasis on 3 day per week/9 day micros for more advanced guys being just as good or better - what’s best for you is what you respond best to.
 
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So I have only read (and reread) the OG 5/3/1. Never beyond. But reading the most recent 5/3/1 Forever, it reinforced a ton of things I thought/suspected regarding the original. Things like not going to true failure even on AMRAPs, and that training max shouldn’t even remotely be correlated to a safe every day max - it’s literally just a number you decide on so when you plug it into the 5/3/1 percentage scheme you end up with loads that allow you to effectively TRAIN. And the stronger and more advanced you are, the lower percentage you need to work with to get better, both because you will be dealing with greater loads that will be required to recover from and because the difference between competitive max is so much greater than day to day abilities. And not all lifts will need to be programmed at the same % training max either. He also has emphasis on 3 day per week/9 day micros for more advanced guys being just as good or better - what’s best for you is what you respond best to.
This makes a lot of sense. I was purely going on what I liked from the different templates in my app. What I decided On is a 3 day split
 
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2/22/21 - Squat 3s
BW 230.4

Agile 8, Bird Dogs, Glute Bridges

Reverse Hypers
90 3x15 (last set at end of workout)

Squat
45 2x8
135,185x5
225,265,295,335x3
375,405x1
375x8 in belt
295 3x5

Band Stomps
Avg 2x30/leg

Lying Leg Raises
2x20

Last time I took the 12mg Ostarine was last Tuesday due to the fast Wednesday. Decided to just leave it out. Today I noticed significantly improved cardiovascular endurance through warmups and all of training - and I have been doing zero cardio. It’s the only thing I can think of that’s any different at all, so definitely done with that and sticking with my 75mg test e & 250iu HCG twice per week.

I also haven’t needed any AI since the cycle ended a month ago, and I have been using DIM instead. Normally I always have to use some Aromasin along with a SERM like Nolva to PCT and I think that has been great for my body to not be in the picture all the time now like it basically needed to be. Libido and function have been perfect since ending blast too; not overdriven like on cycle but everything just works great when I need it and isn’t distracting when I don’t. Feeling very good every day - even with a newborn.

Incredibly happy so far with the decision to cruise. Quality of life hasn’t been this great in a long time.
 
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2/22/21 - Squat 3s
BW 230.4

Agile 8, Bird Dogs, Glute Bridges

Reverse Hypers
90 3x15 (last set at end of workout)

Squat
45 2x8
135,185x5
225,265,295,335x3
375,405x1
375x8 in belt
295 3x5

Band Stomps
Avg 2x30/leg

Lying Leg Raises
2x20

Last time I took the 12mg Ostarine was last Tuesday due to the fast Wednesday. Decided to just leave it out. Today I noticed significantly improved cardiovascular endurance through warmups and all of training - and I have been doing zero cardio. It’s the only thing I can think of that’s any different at all, so definitely done with that and sticking with my 75mg test e & 250iu HCG twice per week.

I also haven’t needed any AI since the cycle ended a month ago, and I have been using DIM instead. Normally I always have to use some Aromasin along with a SERM like Nolva to PCT and I think that has been great for my body to not be in the picture all the time now like it basically needed to be. Libido and function have been perfect since ending blast too; not overdriven like on cycle but everything just works great when I need it and isn’t distracting when I don’t. Feeling very good every day - even with a newborn.

Incredibly happy so far with the decision to cruise. Quality of life hasn’t been this great in a long time.
Glad to hear the feels are good man.
It's amazing what a little test can do for you!
 
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Quality of life is a very important thing !!
 
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2/24/21 - Press 3s
BW 229.4

Light Band Facepulls, Tri Pressdown, One-arm Rows
4x25

Axle Strictpress
155,175x3
195x5
215x1
155 3x8

BB Rows
45,135,185x8-12
235 3x8

Axle Tri Extensions
45x18,12
95x8,10,12

BB Cheat Curls
45x15
65,85,95,105,115x5 PR

Axle Reverse Curls
45,55,65,75x8

Overhead Plate Raises
45 2x15

Bodyweight trending down and strength is solid; no complaints here!
 
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New equipment is always exciting !!
 
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2/22/21 - Squat 3s
BW 230.4

Agile 8, Bird Dogs, Glute Bridges

Reverse Hypers
90 3x15 (last set at end of workout)

Squat
45 2x8
135,185x5
225,265,295,335x3
375,405x1
375x8 in belt
295 3x5

Band Stomps
Avg 2x30/leg

Lying Leg Raises
2x20

Last time I took the 12mg Ostarine was last Tuesday due to the fast Wednesday. Decided to just leave it out. Today I noticed significantly improved cardiovascular endurance through warmups and all of training - and I have been doing zero cardio. It’s the only thing I can think of that’s any different at all, so definitely done with that and sticking with my 75mg test e & 250iu HCG twice per week.

I also haven’t needed any AI since the cycle ended a month ago, and I have been using DIM instead. Normally I always have to use some Aromasin along with a SERM like Nolva to PCT and I think that has been great for my body to not be in the picture all the time now like it basically needed to be. Libido and function have been perfect since ending blast too; not overdriven like on cycle but everything just works great when I need it and isn’t distracting when I don’t. Feeling very good every day - even with a newborn.

Incredibly happy so far with the decision to cruise. Quality of life hasn’t been this great in a long time.
I think the way test levels gradually drop (combined with work and life stuff) means you just don’t realise how you felt in your early 20’s compared to mid 30s or later: when you suddenly get taken back to that level it’s awesome, I love it as well bro.

glad your killing it in all ways my man
 
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2/26/21 - Deadlift 3s
BW 230.4

Agile 8, Glute Bridges, Bird Dogs

Reverse Hyper
90 4x15 (2 sets at end of session)

Deadlift, stiffbar
135,225x5
275 2x3
325,375x3
+belt
415x10
455,485x1 with hold
-belt
325 5x5

RDL
225 3x12

Ab Wheel
2x15

Pulls felt terrific. Everything moved great and felt easy - just stopped the AMRAP at 10 reps arbitrarily. Quite certain I could pull 550 right now, at a minimum.

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^If this is your idea of a great Friday night, you’re my people.
 
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I would just break in half trying to pull like that !
 
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2/28/21 - Bench 5s

Band Facepulls, Tri Pressdown, One-arm Rows
4x25/each

Bench
45x15
95x10
135,185,205,235,270x5
215 5x5

Inverted Rows
3x12
alt w/ DB Tate Press
35 3x15

Monster Miniband Pullaparts
alt w/ Push-ups
2x25 each

Easy session that went well this evening despite some fatigue from the day.

Helped out with a meet for the first time ever today - I was the head spotter on squats for a WUAP meet at a friend’s gym in town today, and one of the side spotters & loaders on bench and the back spot on women’s deads. Competed in & watched a lot of meets, but spotting was a different experience and a lot of fun: successfully caught & saved the top attempt of the day - last guy in multiply missed 848lbs at the very bottom!
 
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2/28/21 - Bench 5s

Band Facepulls, Tri Pressdown, One-arm Rows
4x25/each

Bench
45x15
95x10
135,185,205,235,270x5
215 5x5

Inverted Rows
3x12
alt w/ DB Tate Press
35 3x15

Monster Miniband Pullaparts
alt w/ Push-ups
2x25 each

Easy session that went well this evening despite some fatigue from the day.

Helped out with a meet for the first time ever today - I was the head spotter on squats for a WUAP meet at a friend’s gym in town today, and one of the side spotters & loaders on bench and the back spot on women’s deads. Competed in & watched a lot of meets, but spotting was a different experience and a lot of fun: successfully caught & saved the top attempt of the day - last guy in multiply missed 848lbs at the very bottom!
848 what a beast! Nice work saving his a$$.
 
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Spotting at a meet sounds like a lot of fun but also a big responsibility. Glad you had fun!
 
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3/2/21 - Squat 5s
BW 229.6

Agile 8, Bird Dogs, Glute Bridges

Reverse Hypers
90 4x15 (last 2 sets at end of workout)

Squat
45 2x8
135,185,235,275,315,355x5
275 5x5

Band Stomps
Avg 3x30/leg

Lying Leg Raises
2x20

Thinking about doing a USPA meet at 220lbs for fun in about 6.5 weeks on April 18th. I’d prefer one in May, but nothing else is really catching my eye within reasonable driving distance. l’m already light enough, been training at these approximate leverages for a minute, & in position to best all of my 220 meet numbers.

I have been off blast 5 weeks, so I would pull bloods at 8 weeks off to collect the data I want on the morning of the 22nd then immediately bump my test a little from 150/wk & add a bit of masteron for the month prior to ramp up neurology without adding bodyweight. Whenever I get results I can decide if I would like to add a mild DHT oral the last 3 weeks or keep my blood cleaner and go in on just a few hundred mg/wk.
 
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Sounds like you have a plan !!
 
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The USPA meet form tricked me - it was only still up because there were still slots available for the women/small men day. The 90kg+ day was already full

There’s no meets within a 3 hour drive of here in April, but there’s a 4-hour away SPF meet mid May and 2.5 hour trip to an APF meet at the end of May I am looking at.

I would really like to do another meet at 220 and beat my old bests there before going back up in weight.
 

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